Hello Games and Sony surprised fans during E3 with the announcement that No Man’s Sky, the procedurally generated space exploration adventure, will be coming to PlayStation 4. Yesterday, the studio hinted that the title might blast off on other consoles.

The studio responded to a fan’s inquiry about an award No Man’s Sky received for best PlayStation exclusive at E3. The response directly references the PlayStation 4 version as a “console debut.”

While Hello Games isn’t discussing other platforms now, a representative suggested to us that once the PlayStation 4 version is finished, the studio could turn its attention to other formats. This isn’t a guarantee that it will happen, but it’s safe to say that No Man’s Sky isn’t necessarily a PlayStation exclusive for the life of the title. Hello Games will have the option to decide later to expand its horizons to PC and other consoles.

We went hands-on with No Man’s Sky at E3. You can read our impressions of everything we saw and played. 

[Source: Hello Games on Twitter]

Update: This story originally included mention that No Man's Sky is confirmed for PC. Hello Games has only confirmed the PlayStation 4 version at this time. We regret the error.


Our Take
Given Microsoft’s evidenced willingness to allow self-publishing on Xbox One even after release on other consoles, if No Man’s Sky performs well on PlayStation 4, a PC and/or Xbox One release seems logical. The title is ambitious and exciting, and we can’t wait to play it. If it lives up to its promise, getting it in front of as many people as possible is the best result for everyone.